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Lufthansa Technik and SmartLynx Airlines agree component support deal

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Lufthansa Technik is to provide component support for SmartLynx Airlines having signed a seven-year deal with the ACMI, cargo and charter services provider.

The deal covers maintenance for more than 60 aircraft, including 53 Airbus A320s, ten A330s and four Boeing 737 MAXs.

Latvia-based SmartLynx Airlines has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and says it is now focused on “excellence and reliability for its customers”.

The partnership with Lufthansa Technik aims to optimise its service and achieve better performance.

The TCS (Total Component Support) agreement includes services such as spare parts pooling and MRO for the required components.

SmartLynx Airlines will  see short and fast transport paths within Lufthansa Technik’s global supply chain, including Aircraft On Ground (AOG) support for time-critical components.

Lufthansa Technik’s support is expected to be especially critical during the upcoming peak season.

Zygimantas Surintas, chief executive of SmartLynx Airlines, said: “As we gear up for the busy summer season, the safety and comfort of our customers continue to be our top priority.

“Last year we faced challenges due to the pandemic’s lingering effects on spare part availability, and we are fully committed to avoiding any repeat of those difficulties this year.

“Our new contract with Lufthansa Technik is critical to reaching our goal of optimizing our performance and becoming the world’s leading and trusted ACMI airline.”

Kai-Stefan Roepke, vice president corporate sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, added: “We are very proud to be the new component provider for SmartLynx Airlines.

“I would like to thank them for their trust in Lufthansa Technik and our state-of-the-art TCS services which promise excellent quality and assistance for the highest performance.”

Image: Zygimantas Surintas, chief executive of SmartLynx Airlines, and Kai-Stefan Roepke, vice president corporate sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, with a model of a Smartlynx tailfin. (copyright: Smartlynx)

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